Recipe: Mor Kozambu aka Buttermilk Gravy

IMG_6069A very traditional south Indian dish, this is our version of Kadhi, a yoghurt based gravy, which is found almost all over India, in various avatars – the kadhis which you have in Gujarat and Punjab and the pitla from Maharashtra.

This is a very easy dish to make with minimal ingredients, which you can make with not much effort.

IMG_6071Mor Kuzambu or Buttermilk Gravy


  • 2 cups yoghurt, thinned to a pouring consistency
  • 5-6 ladies fingers or Okra, cut into long pieces
  • 3-4 tbsps grated coconut
  • 5-6 green chillies (more or less depending on the spice intensity or your ability to take the heat)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsps oil (any vegetable cooking oil)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pan, warm the oil and add the mustards. When the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped ladies finger and turmeric powder and let it cook till it is crisp. You can also add a tsp of salt to lightly salt the okra.
  • When the ladies finger becomes crisp, switch off the gas and keep aside.
  • In a blender, add the coconut, chillies and the cumin seeds and blend until smooth. Use the yoghurt to add moisture to blend.
  • When smoothly blended, add it to the fried okra and let it cook.
  • Add some more of the thinned yoghurt to bring it to the consistency you like (think or thick) and once the whole gravy comes to a rolling boil, switch off the gas and remove from the flame.
  • Serve with rice and a vegetable of your choice.
  • Enjoy yummy Mor Kozambu

Notes: Instead of Okra, you can also use orange pumpkin, white pumpkin or even potatoes to make this gravy.



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